Emergency Medicine Administration Fellowship


The ED Administration Fellowship is the newest in a rich tradition of fellowships offered at Harbor-UCLA, with the goal of training future organizational leaders who will thrive in both the academic and community practice environments.  Since 1978, Harbor-UCLA has played an integral role in providing care to the largely underserved communities of the South Bay of Los Angeles.  Our philosophy encourages education through service to the highly appreciative, underserved population who have a tremendous spectrum of often high acuity diseases.  We are a public 570 bed academic medical center with 64 EM residents serving approximately 91,000 patients annually through the Emergency Department.

Our team includes exceptional faculty and mentors with national reputations for excellence in education, research, and leadership in emergency medicine and its subspecialties.  Our new state-of-the-art emergency room opened in 2014 and provides comprehensive emergency services as a Level 1 Trauma Center, STEMI Receiving Center, and paramedic base station.


First Year

  • Public Hospitals and County Operations
  • Leadership Styles and Communication
  • Human Resources
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Managment
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Health Policy
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Health Policy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Data Analytics
  • Completion of MPH in Health Services Organizations at UCLA

Second Year

  • ED Management
  • Democratic and Regional groups
  • Coding and Billing
  • Global Healthcare
  • EMS
  • Hospital Administration
  • Nursing Administration
  • Insurance models
  • Bedside Teaching
  • Interacting with a Residency Program

Patient Care and Teaching Activities

  • Eight attending shifts per month, 7-9 hours in length
  • Duties on clinical shifts include seeing and evaluating patients, supervising resident physicians and medical students, providing direct patient care, conducting teaching rounds, and providing medical records documentation for services provided
  • Preparation of “grand rounds” presentations, to be delivered to the Department of Emergency Medicine during normally scheduled conference

Compensation and Benefits

  • Fellows will receive a highly competitive compensation package
  • Fellows will be provided shared office space, secretarial support, a computer, and access to the Department’s medical library, copy machine, and facsimile equipment. Benefits include medical and dental insurance and 4 weeks paid vacation per year.
  • Additional educational funds will be provided to support educational expenses and scholarly presentations at state or national conferences.
  • The location in the heart of sunny Southern California – 10 miles from the beach and 100 miles from the snow at Big Bear – is unmatched.

How to Apply

Candidates must be EM residency trained through a 4-year program or 3-year program with at least 1 year of post-training clinical experience, board eligible/certified, eligible for licensure in California, and demonstrate an interest in leadership and scholarship.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their career goals and qualifications for the position, accompanied by a CV and contact information for 3 references.  Applications for July 1, 2022 must be received by 9/30/2021 to be fully considered.  The Los Angeles Department of Health Services is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

Bradley Chappell, D.O., M.H.A., FACOEP, FACEP

Director, ED Medical Director
Co-Director, ED Administration Fellowship

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor


Andrea Wu, M.D., MMM, FACEP

Vice chair, ED Operations
Co-Director, ED Administration Fellowship

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor